France is now mandating masks for all citizens in certain public areas during the. But that doesn’t change the country’s on Islamic face coverings.
The French government confirmed that its years-long ban on wearing burqas, niqabs and other full-face coverings in public will remain in place, even asbecome mandatory on Monday. While French citizens nationwide will be covering their faces, women who do so with Islamic garb are still subject to punishment.
“Can the Islamophobia be any more transparent?” Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth said on Twitter. “The French government mandates masks but still bans the burqua.”